Greek Dining on the Weehawken Waterfront: Molos Restaurant

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When you live in an area like Hudson County, the amount of restaurant options can be a little overwhelming. There always is a new place to try. When you’re looking for food + view, you can narrow it down to a few select options, but it’s not often that you feel like you’re dining ON a boat. That’s where Molos comes into play — because boats and eating are a pretty much unbeatable combo (besides cocktails and boats). With that in mind, we recently were invited to try out the menu at this Greek restaurant in Weehawken, NJ located at 1 Pershing Road, and wanted to share the seafood goodness that is Molos. The only thing missing is truly everyone speaking Greek and white houses…

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Looking around the dining area, you can tell the restaurant serves a diverse crowd — from anniversary dates to guys’ night out dinners to a traditional Greek family dinner, people from all walks of life are enjoying a meal here. The one unifying factor? Quality greek food and an spectacular view. The restaurant also hosts larger gatherings, including weddings, FYI.

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Really though, the view is pretty unbeatable — it literally feels like you’re on a boat, with the water coming right up to the building and the NYC lights twinkling directly in front of you.

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Before you have a chance to look at your menu, the server will be out with some olives and hummus + bread. Yassss please. As far as cocktails, the Lavender Cocktail is a must-sip — a sweet and satisfying mix of lavender, vodka, lime, and honey. The wine list is extensive, and offers vino from a variety of spots round the world.

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^LEGIT Greek salad

If you’ve been to Greece, you know that most of the “Greek salads” that we’re served in the US are BS. Excuse my French {errr, Greek}. Seriously though. You know the way to tell that it’s authentic? THE CHEESE! Your feta cheese should be a large block on top (see above), and the dressing should be olive oil and some tasty spices. Molos did just that. +1.

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All salad jokes aside, it’s clear the Greeks know what they’re doing when it comes to seafood and their authentic entrees. Molos has a specials menu with fresh catches from the day (albeit NOT from the Hudson, might I add).

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The seafood kristharoto (orzo with mussels, shrimp, lobster, and calamari) was delicious. It was really authentic and cooked to perfection — the orzo was the ideal consistency (not too mushy, not too stiff), and the seafood was seasoned appropriately, rather than overwhelming fishy — a big pet peeve, IMHO. I would 100% order it next time.

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The filet mignon was cooked medium well and served with madeira peppercorn reduction. The 12 oz. portion was just enough for one, with a side of potatoes. The Paidakia (lamb chops with sweet potato mash) was next on our list, but we’ll try that another day.

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Dessert: molten chocolate cake…so good.

Service throughout the meal was good, the waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the cuisine. If you’re trying to go Santorini-style with your meal finale, the Vinsanto dessert wine is a great choice, clearing the palate but still saying true to your sweet course. If you’re a little more aggressive, try a shot of Sambuca, the licorice-flavored liquor — or Ouzo, which is an anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus.

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No matter how you end your meal, just know if you have Greek friends, they’ll nod their heads in approval. Molos is a top-notch authentic Greek locale with beautiful views. Now all you need is a time-travel machine to transport you right to the Greek Isles and your vacay is complete!

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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